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German Ausstecherle Cookies

Merry Christmas everyone! Frohe Weihnachten! Germans tend to bake cookies mainly around Christmas time and rarely throughout the rest of the year. I remember baking these Ausstecherle-Plätzchen during the “Adventszeit” when I was a kid. Nowadays, these cookies are the beginning of my Christmas baking and many other cookies are supposed to follow. What usually [...]

Apple Cider Float

This quick recipe is for sure going to be a crowd pleaser. Spiced apple cider meets vanilla icecream topped with a little bit or maybe a little bit more caramel sauce. This flavour combination is simply meant to be. It is just perfect! And whether you plan a party or have unexpected guests, with this drink [...]

Red Velvet Cheesecake

For quite some time, I have been wanting to make a cheesecake again and also to give the famous Red Velvet Cake a try. I love cheesecake but I only once tried a Red Velvet Cupcake once and sadly I cannot remember what it tasted like. This recipe was perfect since I could cross off two recipes from my [...]

Cranberry-Buttermilk Cake

  The original recipe hints that this cake might not be sweet enough for some people. This sounded perfect to me. I usually reduce the amount of sugar in at least most US recipes. European recipes are usually less sweet than their American counterparts. The amount of sugar was perfect for me but if you’re used [...]

Hot Chocolate Chunks

As a univeristy student in Germany, I used to work in a Literature Cafe. Besides many different types of coffee, wine, juices, small snacks, cakes etc hot chocolate was on the menu. The guest received a silver tray with a cookie, a big mug with really hot milk and a few incredibly delicious chocolate chunks. The guest would then add the chocolate [...]

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